Friday, April 11, 2014

Religiously inspired hatred

"Religiously inspired hatred is in itself a form of jahiliyya (ignorance) because, fundamentally, it exploits the Divine -- the embodiment of mercy, compassion, and love ... Exploiting the authority of God to degrade and devalue others is most often a product of the twin problems of lack of critical insight into the self and lack of empathetic knowledge of the other ..."